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FOX
Feb 6, 2011 5:30am PST
. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> as white house senior adviser and longtime friend to president obama, valerie jaret has the inside scoop on the president's strategy for the next two years. we went to washington, d.c., for this exclusive interview. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> thank you so much for spending some time with us. >> my pleasure. >> it's no secret that in the last year and a half the obama administration has taken a few hits. >> it's been challenging. it has been challenging times in which he is the president, that's true. >> absolutely. in 2010, the midterm elections democrats took a big hit -- >> schlacking to use his words. >> losing the house and losing leverage in the senate and so forth. how do you make sense of that kind of a loss? >> well, look. . the fact of the matter is our country has been through an extremely devastating economic time and there wasn't a family in our country that wasn't touched by the recession, worst recession in our life time and that's the circumstance in which the president walked into office and he had to deal with the hand he was dealt and he took it on, head-on and he did everything w
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 6:00am EST
president obama on his handling of the egypt crisis, why she says the crucial 3 a.m. call went right to voice mail. >> and we're getting ready for football. more importantly, the commercials. >> oh, check this out. >> ♪ >> don't hurt my dog! >> we'll show you the other incredible ads that get people talking. >> "fox & friends" starts right now on this sunday morning. ♪ >> hi everybody, good morning, thanks for joining us this morning. peter johnson, jr. in for clayton. >> happy sunday to you. >> happy centennial celebration to ronald reagan, this'll celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, the jonas brothers concert was yesterday. but we're talking super bowl all morning long and brian kilmeade bringing you guests from brooklyn dekker, the supermodel and it's cold, 5 a.m. and very cold. rick reichmuth will tell us how cold, i'm sure in the 30's for the super bowl and not what the fans had in mind. >> and something tells me that you have carved out a man cave-in your home. do you have one? >> i have a little bit after man cave, but wife says the whole house cannot your
FOX News
Feb 5, 2011 11:30pm EST
obama said, you know, we've asked him to start the process now, but he's ordering attacks on journalists? >> well, i mean, look the united states is two fundamentally different positions on foreign policy and the media are struggling to explain this. on the one hand we support human rights and freedoms, on the other hand he we support allies and now, this is a case where our allies doesn't support human rights and the opposite. he's threatening to murder reporters and threatening hero reporters from my mind greg palkot and anderson cooper and others, and so what is the united states supposed to do? nobody, including the obama administration obviously knows. >> jon: in part, is it more than just-- is it more than just coincidence, alan, that all of these journalists suddenly find themselves under attack? >> of course not. this is finally the mubarak regime trying to exert authority and realizing it's losing the battle and it's closing the barn doors after the proverbial chickens have left and it's already been organized by the social media. regardless what happens to the mainstream media
FOX News
Feb 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
along on "the fox report." >> what role should the u.s. play in the transition. and obama care in critical condition. a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. and a revolt brews in the states with some governors say they will stop implementing it immediately. what's next in the legal and political fight. >> welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. the uprising in egypt turned bloody this week as supporters of president mubarak clashed with protesters in cairo's liberation square. in errant view mubarak blamed the outlawed muslim brotherhood for the violence and said he would like to step down right away but fears his resignation would plunge the country further into chaos. the director of the middle east studies program at the school of advanced international studies at johns hopkins university. he is also an adjunct fellow at stanford's university hoover institution and frequent contributor to the "wall street journal." we appreciate. >> thank you very much. >> paul: have you been predicting trouble in egypt for a long time. close following the country for a
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 7:30pm EST
. here in the united states president obama asked mubarak to abc indicate now. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief an orderly transition must be meaningful, egypt's overall military budget. question, president obama urges president mubarak to leave office at once. what is president obama's rational for pushing him over the brink? >> the obama administration got out in front and it got too far out in front, john. all that violence occurred wednesday, the obama administration has been caught flat flood in the tide has begun to turn in favor of the government. mubarak's guys are in the streets, they've indicated they'll fight to defend him. the army stayed neutral. the israelis and saudis came out and said the americans are undercutting, stabbing mubarak in the back, an old friend, throwing him seemed to indicate that he wants to be there when the next president is inaugurated, and as of now there is no way in my judgment those protestors without the help of the army can remove president mubarak if he does not wish to go. i think the army and muba
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 12:00am EST
about president obama and his engagement strategy. because his readiness to talk to the enemy was in some ways one the most distinguishing features of his presidential campaign and also of his time as president. reset with russia, reaching out to cuba, trying to negotiation with iran, trying to reach out to syria. this is an unusual foreign policy. so i want to offer some thoughts on how that outreach has gone and where it's likely to head in the months ahead. so for starters, i'm trying to answer this question when and why peace breaks out, i went back and i just read widely through history to find as many cases that i could where long standing rivals found their way to peace. where they moved from entity to antty. the earlier case i look at is the foundation of switzerland in 1291. where three forests in the alpine region long enemies of each other formed what became the swiss confederation. i look at the formation of the indians in upstate new york which was born in 1450 in a small town that still exists today. when the tribes came together, they had been killing each other
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
't think barack obama is waiting on me to tell him what he should do. >> he probably has better advice than he might get from the cia. >> from the intelligence committee they are underscoring we didn't read the country right and it is hard to read countries and hard to read the mysteries of countries and even the egyptians could never tell a young man would set himself ablaze en -- in tunisia and the dispute would reach egypt and we have done well reading egypt. it is a fact of life but it is difficult to read distant lands. >> what should the policy be, working behind the scenes to promote a transition, speaking more publicly than we have. >> we have done one thing well and that is central to the equation, we have made sure the army does not go for a massive crack down. >> urging that? absolutely and the big difference between iran and -- in the summer of '09 and egypt right now is the fact that iran was not in our sphere of influence and egypt is. and, the kid glove treatment, if you will, restraint of the army and restraint of the police and restraint of hosni mubarak has to do with the
NBC
Feb 6, 2011 11:00am EST
the job of the agents to do what the principal asked them. why didn't president obama, why didn't tom donovan, why didn't the people around the president say what's going on in egypt? that guy is 83. what will happen next? >> in fairness, they were getting warning signals. he had the egypt working group ahead for some time. there were instabilities. be prepared for this. what he was going to do about it to prepare, what were they going to do? press harder, talk about it more? there were signs the precise timing, the catalysts for it they didn't know. you're right, they didn't upset. the hill is upset. chris: we have all of these groups out there at the national democratic convention, soft groups to encourage democracy, teach people how to win elections and all, didn't they know about the social media going on over there with facebook and organizing? >> i think maybe there's a false premise here that if you know what's going on, we can do something about it. >>y. >> what can we do? chris: who would we be rooting for right now? who would be bank rolling? >> to some extent america rootin
FOX News
Feb 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
obama talking deal with canada's prime minister? and hackers, getting into a sacred place on wall street. the place where some of your 401(k) dollars call home. i'm harris faulkner. we're live as fox reports tonight. >> harris: the world getting to know him. egypt's newly appointed vice president. the man the u.s. hopes can help bring about a smooth transition of power. [chanting] but somebody wants him dead. tonight, an exclusive fox report on the assassination attempt of omar suleiman. and an estimated 100,000 people will fill the seats at this year's super super bowl. what if one of them turns out to be a terror threat? tonight, we're live on cowboy stadium on security measures to protect the crowd. >> something of this scale you really have to pull out all the stops. plus, they have gone from serving on battle fields overseas, to living on the streets of our cities and towns. >> we're taught to survive. so, when they are on the streets, they are like, you know, in survival mode. >> tonight, on a mission to help our forgotten heros, homeless veterans. first, from fox on this saturday,
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
their promise, put the cuts into the budget and let obama veto it and shut the government down, if that is the case, or let democrats in the senate block it and, again, shut the government down and that will be on them, not on the republicans. >> jamie: that is interesting. is there a risk/reward analysis here? what do the house republicans have to lose by sticking to the pledge and seeing what democrats do in the senate? >> i think that you are exactly right, that that is absolutely the best possible scenario, because the worst thing that can happen is that democrats block it. and republicans can always go into the next election, saying we kept our promise and we were the adults, we made these proposed cuts, obviously, we don't control the sentence and don't control the white house and therefore we couldn't, you know, didn't succeed, democrats blocked it, but, if that this is case, then you -- you know, every election is pin the tail on the donkey and you pin the tail on the donkey and make sure you win the argument and blame it on the democrats. and, they -- that way they hav
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 4:00pm EST
report on the latest on the developing story later in the show. >> gregg: president obama preparing to address the u.s. congress tomorrow and he will attempt to win the support of business leaders. >> it's a short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce but there is a big divide between the two. complicating the relationship, they helped the republicans win back to the house. their leaders say the president's health care law is bad for business. plus last fall the chamber may have used foreign money to air ads attacking democrats. >> if we make america the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark here in america. they should set up shop here and hire workers and pay decent wages. >> this relationship could be for a number of reasons. elections are warming up but the chamber focuses on congressional races that will have influence over voters. voters the president needs for reelection. if you are on the same side of an important fight winning congressional support with a trade agreement for south korea. business leaders like that he has appointed bill
NBC
Feb 6, 2011 8:00am PST
on democrats like president obama? joining us, more from james baker, reagan's chief of staff, former reagan speech writer peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea mitchell. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. we go first live to cairo where nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is joining us again live on the scene in cairo. richard, what is the latest there? >> reporter: there appear to have been major breakthroughs after negotiations today between members of the opposition and the vice president of egypt. according to a government statement that we just received, egypt has made several very significant concessions. one, two end the emergency law that has been in place in this country since 1981 as soon as security on the ground here permits. two, to allow more candidates to run for president, to allow greater freedom of the press , o suspend future meetings of parliament until allegations of corruption and electoral fraud are flushed out, to respect and appreciate the youth movement in th
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
was, that he did it just for nations expectations and even present obama has said many kind things about your father is a leader and as a president. which is why i was interested in one of the things you wrote in the book. use it given the fact that every republican holds up reagan as the standardbearer, the one piece of common ground that i think unites the whole republican party. you right in the book ronald reagan couldn't win the republican nomination today. what you mean by that? >> guest: what i mean by that, i had this conversation with newt gingrich a while back. i said it is interesting that the liberals seem to only need the ideology to follow. conservatives are always looking for someone to lead them and if that person is and there they break into factions. and to get all these different factions all over the map, and so what i say there there is if ronald reagan is president and throws his hat into the ring in 2008 or 2012 who would in fact attack him because all you can look at would be his gubernatorial years. signing no-fault divorce, raise taxes, sign an abortion bi
ABC
Feb 6, 2011 9:00am EST
said they were pro- government thugs. >after talking with president mubarak this week, president obama said this. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian and voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair. >> free and fair elections -- what are the odds of that, charles? >> i think a rather good, as long as the army stays intact, and not drag into one side or the other, remains a guarantor of the state, and if it comes out of this. mubarak will be gone soon or later, but it could be the one institution that could midwife a transition period to elections, parliamentary and then presidential. >> mark? >> every survey of public opinion in the united states says that the one institution that is trusted and respected by americans is the military. they could be the savior of egypt as well. it is a whole, and i think the best hope -- democracy is unpredictable. we know that. monarchies are wonderfully predictable. that is why we don't know the
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 7:00am EST
of the union address, president obama only pointed out one program he was going to cut. that was the community action programs. if i understand it thashgsz the program that helps low income people in the country. there are more poor people right now than ever in america. i don't understand why tax cuts for the rich go so smoothly. and the president cuts for poor people. thank you. >> jacob luie points out that the president makes tough choices. >> on the independent line, how deep should the budget cuts go? caller: pretty deep. i agree with reagan's old budget consider direct or the tax cuts are silly too. he said we have to increase taxes. it is not going to be able to get us where we want to go. leif: give us a call. or join on line at twitter domenici/c-span wj or send us an email throughout the morning. a caller from niceville, georgia. good morning. this country became very rich and wealthy on the back of the poor and slafs. this problem we have now is again being paid by the poor. it is going back to the sim way it has always been. i am not born here but i am an american. accept it has
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
in new york, hoping their solidarity will force mubarak to resign. the obama administration has not pushed for mubarak to immediately step down. >> his continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton also spoke on the crisis while attending an international security crisis. she says it's important egyptian leaders demonstrate an orderly transition is underway to keep the middle east stable. cbs news. >>> vice-president joe biden called egypt's vice-president today stressing the need for a concrete agenda for reform. sarah palin is openly blasting the obama administration's handling of the crisis in egypt. she says obama needs to tell americans what he knows about who will be egypt's next leader. protesters in egypt are getting support here in the streets. hundreds marched from the egyptian embassy to the white house. the crowds were trying to get their message out. >> reporter: for the hundreds of protesters who came out to the north lawn earlier today, the message was a simple one. restore democrac
KOFY
Feb 6, 2011 6:30am PST
cross roads, what does the future hold for egypt's christians? >> plus president obama speaks about his christian faith and has strengthened since he has been in office. >> how this man stood up to hitler and the cost of his life. >> political upheaval rocks egypt what does it mean for country's christians hello i am wendy griffith. >> and i am george thomas. you have seen hundreds of thousands of christians taken to the streets of cairo calling for the resignation of president hosni mubarak. >> egypt's christians have face his hardship under mubarak's regime. john waage reports they are asking for prayer. >> reporter: egyptian street revolution is creating uncertainty around the world especially for 10 million christians in this country of 80 million people. >> most of the churches are closed. people are meeting in homes to pray together. ministries like open doors are being affected significantly because of curfews because of the security issues on the streets. >> earlier this year scenes on you tube of coptic christians being killed and including children of 2 coptic families, pasto
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 11:00am EST
president obama had an interesting question when he came into office, how to define the war, the war until. i think the liberal side of the democratic party would have likened him to redefine. i think that would be naÏve on multiple levels for store. al qaeda has been a war with us since 1998 when they blew up our embassies in africa. they declared war on us. big guns warlike things for us to kind of weekend it is a war. i think would be wrong. on the other hand, acting president george w. bush, he also overestimate the problem. al qaeda is a service problem that it's not more so. i don't think we have the language to explain it exactly because it is a form of warfare but the newest form of warfare in terms of american historical terms is perhaps the war of the pars in the late 18th century. which was a war but it wasn't an interstate war. and it wasn't, you know, going to destroy the republic. >> host: one of the difficulties of naming it, we weren't afraid to say indian wars were as since 9/11 we've essentially been afraid to say islamist wars because of the war on islam in because that
Univision
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
grandes cosas". -obama. ¿porque no podemos hacer eso en mÉxico? -por quÉ. >> nosotros proponemos corrupciÓn, seguridad, educaciÓn. combatir la corrupciÓn estatal, que es la mÁs grande. tenemos que atacarla en la provincia porque es la que la gente siente mÁs. seguridad, soluciones muy especÍficas. combatir los delitos que afectan a la gente. secuestros, extorsiÓn, robo de vehÍculos. y dejar de combatir el narcotrÁfico como tal, no concentrar los recursos en eso sino en combatir los los que afectan a la gente de mÉxico. -los delitos. >> por quÉ la obsesiÓn de mÉxico con el pasado? >> la cantera tÍtulos universitarios en historia de la unam cada aÑo, comparado con los ingenieros petroleros, es 10 a 1 a favor de los historiadores pero no necesitamos eso en mÉxico. necesitamos deshacernos de alto tuvimos y sigue dando mucho que hablar en todo el mundo. el exdictador de haitÍ. -regresamos. univnuntoivisional ola frÍo que h@áááuni newsbrief se siguen presentando en sonora, durango, tamaulipas y coahuila. en perÚ, un nuevo sondeo de opiniÓn revela que el expresi
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
gather that mr. tyrrell, still... obama care and wonder why the u.s. is so... [inaudible]. >> doctor, are you in favor of the health care plan, that passed last year? >> caller: i am... the obama health care plan, i think it did only a partial, partially satisfactory and would prefer something more on the style of the european or japanese plan or the canadian plan. >> thank you, sir. >> well, rights now, the japanese and europeans are fixing up their entitlement expense and they have a huge ex-suspension and are rioting in the streets. we don't have that yet and we can still avoid it and we can provide health care through private -- through the private medical system that is far more efficient and effective than obamacare. so, i'm going to stick with the future that works. privatization. i hope we don't go into public health care, because, i think that it would just, if you want to know what -- where it leads, well, it leads to greece, to spain, and, right now, they are faced with the terrible problem. and we have -- don't have that problem yet. and, it is not too late to avoid that
CNN
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
. the president obama's representative sid the said the president must stay in office in order to steer changes through. it appears that president mubarak is going to stay. what happens next? >> well continuing the standoff. i think the people are very clear that mubarak has to retire, in dignity but he has to go. there's a huge question of credibility. people have no credibility, if he doesn't leave, the regime would retrench and then come back with vengeance. and you hear different voices. very clear he should go. he has to make care of the statement saying mubarak must stay, which created a lot of disappoint here in egypt. people who are very happy with barack obama's statement that the time is now. mubarak will be stubborn but it's not really a person of issue, it's an issue of the country. people want to see a new regime and mubarak to step down is a clear indication that we are on the throws of the second republic if you like. unless he does that, we will continue the stand off. people are very determined that he should leave. and also, fareed, that the whole process of transition should
CNN
Feb 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
.s. cannot micromanage the process in egypt but the obama administration in her view needs to make its goals clear. >>> all right. so what happens in the coming months will shape the way the u.s. military deals with a post-mubarak egypt. this is a country that gets more than a billion u.s. dollars for its armed forces. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence with us now from washington. chris, what exactly is being weighed? >> reporter: well, at its base level, fed ricka, what about this $1.3 billion? that's what the u.s. gave to egypt last year, that's how much the obama administration has requested for this year. to give to egypt in military aide. we're talking about coal producing, more than a thousand abrams tanks, hundreds of f-16 fighter jets, coming up later this year, the egyptian military expected to take delivery on coastal patrol craft, air defense missiles. it run it is gamut. a congressional report seems to estimate 80% of the egypt arsenal is paid for by this american aid. >> so depending on the leadership in egypt, if there is, indeed, a decision made by the u.s. to trim the amo
CBS
Feb 6, 2011 7:30am PST
obama administration to move cautiously on egypt he says the u.s. should take measured steps in public and much of the pressure, too much pressure could backfire. >> cheney added quote whatever comes next in egypt is going to be defor maybed by the people of egypt -- determined by the people of egypt. >> closed door trial of three uc berkeley graduates is under way in iran. sarah, shane and josh are all arrested and accused of spying while hiking near the iran/iraq border july 2009. showered was released on bail in september and returned to the states, it is not clear whether she will be tried in absten sha or if any of the three were present during the five hour hearing their lawyer says he was denied a request to visit the two men held over there hours before the trial began if convicted they could face town 10 years in prison. -- face up to 10 years in prison. >> a bay area community that saw a spike in gang related killings last year is trying to turn things around. >> reporter: demonstrators at san franciscos un plaza say they are encouraged by and want to support the massive anti
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 12:00pm EST
social democracy, and obama proved it this time around. but it's been less than liberal for a long time. i think liberal is the liberalism of john locke and be be -- subsequent liberals, 19th century liberals. i'm a 19th century liberal, but we've been co-opted by liberalism. at some point i think in the progressive movement the progressives took the word liberal and used it for their own purposes. but they, the liberals of the american experience are the liberals of the founding fathers and the liberals of the conservative movement. we are real liberals, but this is an argument that will take a long time to work out. >> host: in your 1992 book, "conservative crack-up," you wrote, given the right disposition, a liberal can be a conservative, and a conservative can be a liberal. why have more student t of politics not made this conciliatory point? >> guest: well, i'm afraid that politics today is, the lines are drawn, and you're either on my side, or you're on their side. and that's a shame. because in the '20s people could be liberal on some things and conservative on other things, and
Univision
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am PST
unidos, hacemos grandes cosas". _obama. ¿porque no podemos hacer eso en mÉxico? _por quÉ. >> nosotros proponemos corrupciÓn, seguridad, educaciÓn. combatir la corrupciÓn estatal, que es la mÁs grande. tenemos que atacarla en la provincia porque es la que la gente siente mÁs. seguridad, soluciones muy especÍficas. combatir los delitos que afectan a la gente. secuestros, extorsiÓn, robo de vehÍculos. y dejar de combatir el narcotrÁfico como tal, no concentrar los recursos en eso sino en combatir los los que afectan a la gente de mÉxico. _los delitos. >> por quÉ la obsesiÓn de mÉxico con el pasado? >> la cantera tÍtulos universitarios en historia de la unam cada aÑo, comparado con los ingenieros petroleros, es 10 a 1 a favor de los historiadores pero no necesitamos eso en mÉxico. necesitamos deshacernos de esa obsesiÓn con el pasado, mirar hacia el futuro. >> muchas gracias. vamos a hacer una pausa y estamos con con software tributario de marca o formularios para llenar en línea. y es gratis. iinténtelo! visítenos en línea. se siguen presen
CBS
Feb 6, 2011 8:30am PST
. is the united states sending mixed diplomatic signals? you had president obama calling on mubarak last tuesday to begin a transition, in his words, now. but then, yesterday, i guess it was, we had frank wizner who was sent to the region to talk to president mubarak of egypt coming out and saying this. listen to what he had to say. >> the president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. i therefore believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> schieffer: and the administration was quick to say he wasn't speaking for the administration in that. but what did you take from that? why did he say that? >> i think that frank, who is a very experienced diplomat, probably has had as many years in the state department as tom has, understands that removing mubarak is going to be critical here. he's trying to i think create some space for him to move. but that the administration, particularly the president has a different challenge. he's kind of like a high wire artist in which he's got to walk a fine line between w
CBS
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
response to the protests was muted but in the 13 days since the obama administration, while stopping short of calling for president pew barack's immediate resignation, has pushed for an orderly transition to democracy. today in an interview with fox news's bill o'reilly president obama had this to say. >> that egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: in a potentially explosive and rapidly changing situation, the president is trying to strike a balance. the administration is supporting the protestors demanding reform while also seeking to protect vital u.s. interests. >> it seems like of like a high wire artist where he has to walk a fine line between wantinging pew barack to go, but not going away that creates chaos. >> reporter: analysts say the stake kos not be higher. not only in egypt but throughout the middle east. >> what has happened in egypt has transformed the arab world. and the united states is going to have to fundamentally shift its foreign policy in a way that it has resisted for the past 2
NBC
Feb 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
, cairo. >> the obama administration put new pressure on egypt today to move quickly toward democratic reforms. nbc's mike viqueira has more at the white house. good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the president spent part of his day on the phone and getting an update from the staff in egypt. at a previously scheduled summit of world leaders in germany, today secretary of state, clinton publicly embraced the transition process headed by the newly installed vice president, omar seoul omar seouleiman warned things m derail reform. >> concrete steps that people who are engaged in it can believe is moving toward and outcome that will permit an orderly establishment of the elections that are scheduled for september. and that takes some time. >> reporter: but who would lead egypt during that time? while president obama and other u.s. officials have not publicly called for mubarak to step down before september elections, in recent days they have left little doubt that they think he should soon. >> the key question he should be asking himself is, how can i leave a legacy beh
WETA
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
into that economy, certainly. as the handwriting has appeared on the walls, president obama continues to inch forward. so, now the die is cast, right? he is going to go? >> by the time that people see this it may well have been announced already. this has been a very tricky problem for the obama administration and the bush administration. egypt is our closest ally in the arab world. a big, strong military that matters to us. it is vital for defense in that part of the world. we tread gingerly when it comes to egypt. in the end it is a mistake to think that this is about us. there has been a lot of criticism against president obama in the last week. why did he not move quicker? as if this is our problem. and it is not our problem. in the end of this has to be authentically egypt's creation. this history has to be written by egyptian hands. if it is not, if we are seen as pushing the process, it will be illegitimate. i think that reticence on the part of washington, although some people would like to see as agitating full time for human-rights, is the right course. >> does it disappoint you at
ABC
Feb 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
. plus, a teenager found, a missing virginia girl located. and who the obamas are hosting for super bowl sunday. abc 7 news starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> good evening. i am pamela brown. a new law went into effect in d.c., aim to crack down on noise. it quietly went into effect last week and some are preparing to fight the measure, saying that it unfairly targets them. john gonzalez has the latest. >> saturday night in georgetown, it is not unusual to find house parties, and loud music. going to jail for 90 days for loud music is the law, but some argue, how you define too noisy? spend time in d.c. and you will hear lots of different sounds. but at what point does become disruptive? this is the first weekend since the noise ordinance law was beefed up. >> they would harass us. at that he admits that they throw loud parties from time to time. >> we get harassed. >> the law states that making loud noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. is now an offense prison.le by 90 jaydays in >> the parties often go on past your children's bad time. >
CNN
Feb 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
with president obama, the president of the united states, a democrat, or essentially fight and litigate all those issues in the 2012 campaign. >> bill bennett squirming, david gergen asked. no, it wasn't crystal clear to me, david, it was addressed just to republicans. >> that's a fair point. >> it followed the strong statement about changing the tax code, how horrible that is and this is a big part of what we believe in. but the problem is we're miles away, miles away. >> sorry, guys. i need to jump in. >> i'm not squirming. >> i'm very sorry. i need to jump in because they're about to have a ribbon cutting here. as part of the centennial, they did wonderful renovations at the library. back outside. i'm in the air force one pavilion but let's watch what is about to happen here. they have renovated this library. there are remarkable exhibits. it is a place to learn and study history whether you're a republican, democrat, independent. that is one of the marine one helicopters there. they're having a ribbon cutting to say a reopening on this 100th birthday of ronald reagan. let's watch nancy reagan
ABC
Feb 6, 2011 8:00am PST
obama, quite an extensive statement last friday in which he indicated on several occasions that this was an egyptian process, that this was an issue that the egyptian people would decide and that the importance was an orderly and meaningful transition of the presidency and the new direction towards greater democratic and economic and social reforms. ambassador wisner is a recognized, very competent and experienced diplomat as was mentioned by everybody associated to the administration, the spokesman of the -- the white house spokesman, and i'm sure his opinion is highly valued. >> let me ask you, a consensus seems to have come out of the meeting between vice president suleiman, the muslim brotherhood and others that they will form a committee to start talking about amending the constitution, but importantly, that they have agreed to lift the decades-old state of emergency. how significant is that? that, of course, has been responsible for the oppressive political atmosphere and repressive atmosphere here. >> it would be a very significant move. it has been a long-standing d
NBC
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
took place. >> this evening, president obama spoke about how the u.s. is walking a diplomatic tightrope trying to convince a long allied that he is overstepping. brian mooar has more from washington. >> celebration in relative frost after the new vice president began a dialogue with opposition leaders. president obama is trying to turn up the heat on hosni mubarak without fanning the flames. >> the president wants change. he wants it immediately. he wanted to meaningful and orderly. >> is devoted to know where egypt is headed because it is not clear who is in charge. -- it is difficult to know where egypt is headed. >> they are trying to get the right speed. >> a resolution may drag on for months. here in the states, demonstrators are still speaking out in a way most egyptians cannot. >> we are echoing the horses -- voices of those egyptians. >> plenty of reminders that change is inevitable. senator john kerry, chair of the foreign relations committee, says it will not be as important when mubarak steps down as how. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> more coverage on our website, wbaltv.c
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